It All Started With the Bling – a Finished T-Shirt Quilt

 

I wasn’t going to post about these until the third one was finished {and it’s not even started!}, but my client said she was eager to see her fence glamour shots, so… Here we go!

{My poor, infamous fence.}

Fifty States Running T-Shirt Quilt by Katie Mae Quilts

This.is.massive. And it’s not even the biggest of the three! There are 70 shirts in it – representing all fifty states – and it measures a whooping 100″ square. It actually wasn’t terribly bad to plan – I broke it into four 50ish” sections and planned each one separately. And when you have 70 shirts to work with, it’s pretty easy to find a 10×14″ shirt to fill that spot, or a 16″ square to fill that other spot.

Fifty States Running T-Shirt Quilt by Katie Mae Quilts

She asked for some fabric in the front, and we decided on some fifty state fabric from Joann’s. I surrounded her official Fifty States Half Marathon Club shirt with it. {Isn’t that an awesome paint job? I barely even track my states. Maybe twelve?}

Fifty States Running T-Shirt Quilt by Katie Mae Quilts

And then I surrounded a couple other “event races.” Yeah, there’s official gear in some places for people crazy enough to run two half marathons {or fulls!} in a weekend. And I might actually do this one when we move to Oklahoma. I still don’t have Kansas!

Fifty States Running T-Shirt Quilt by Katie Mae Quilts

The backing is the same states fabric. I used gold thread to quilt all-over loops. With something this big, I wanted easy!

Oh, and Missoula and Vegas – I ran both of those with her! Also Portland. And I think some other races, but I can’t remember which ones. Probably some Disney ones – that’s the last quilt.Fifty States Running T-Shirt Quilt by Katie Mae Quilts

This is my favorite thing, and it only happened in a couple spots. The binding is more of the states fabric, and look! North Carolina on the North Carolina shirt! Okay, I’m easily amused.

Fifty States Running T-Shirt Quilt by Katie Mae Quilts

So massive that I would have to get a ladder out to get a decent yard shot. And also mow. And clearly none of that is happening.

Fifty States Running T-Shirt Quilt by Katie Mae Quilts

100″ square {did I mention it was massive?}

Next up, her 110″ fifty states souvenir shirts quilt!

See also: Finish It Up Friday, Whoop WhoopTGIFF, Needle & Thread ThursdayMonday Making, Main Crush MondayScraptastic Tuesday, Oh Scrap!, Finished or Not FridayShow Off SaturdayOne Monthly GoalFinish Along {list}

6 thoughts on “It All Started With the Bling – a Finished T-Shirt Quilt”

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts

That is an amazing quilt!! Thanks for linking to Finished or Not Friday!

Lorraine Lowe

awesome!

TAMMY L STACK

Good Job! I recognized the Kansas City skyline before I saw the words!

Your next two should go pretty easy since you’very obviously hot the hang of it. Enjoy the process.

Karen

Wow! This gal is amazing to do all that running. My knees hurt for her. The t-shirt quilt is very nice. Love the loopy quilting.

Roseanne

Hi Katie Mae,
WOWEE! Three of these quilts?! This is just fabulous . . . I love that Rock n’ Roll block from Raleigh. How cool, like you mentioned, that the state lined up just perfectly. You couldn’t do that if you tried. Well, if you tried you could . . . but you know what I mean. HAHA I am sure your customer will be/is thrilled with the results. ~smile~
Roseanne

Debbie

Wow! What an achievement – for both you AND your client!

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